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Marine Aircraft Hits Tactical Targets With Viper Strike

April 18 2012


A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Harvest Hawk aircraft has successfully made multiple direct hits with the Viper Strike munition at a California testing range, reports MBDA, the Viper Strike manufacturer.

Viper Strike is a glide munition capable of precision attack using GPS-aided navigation and a semi-active laser seeker, according to an MBDA release.

The munition is produced at MBDA's facility at Huntsville, Ala.

The weapon was launched from the Harvest Hawk's new pressurized...

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